The big upstream reservoirs on the Missouri River are ready for the spring snowmelt and have storage room to help deal with a possible flood threat.
Mike Swenson with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha says they have hit their flood storage goals:
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Swenson says those big lakes are now lower than normal for this time of year, including the Fort Randall Dam reservoir.
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Swenson says the Corps will release water as needed to stay ahead of expected run off:
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The Corps also reported that snowpack in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming is now over one hundred percent of normal.
Jerry Oster WNAX